Why you should Attend the Event

Help grow your business and improve relationships through face time with the key players in the region’s trillion dollar construction market


Get practical technology adoption insights from case studies delivered by the region’s leading clients, contractors and consultants.


Get insight into how the industry will be transformed over the next decade and stay ahead as technology adoption accelerates


Stay competitive by under-standing which technologies will best reduce operational costs, improve safety and boost the productivity of your projects


Assess the most promising technology applications so that you can make the right investment decisions


Meet the Global Leaders turning technology hype into real success in the Built Environment

The construction industry is on the cusp of a new era. Building it greener, cheaper faster, safer.

CTF 2019 brings together leaders from around the globe to discuss real technology use-cases in today’s mega projects.

With over 200+ senior delegates, 50+ superstar speakers and 15+ countries represented don’t miss out on 2 full days of insights and use-case scenarios at the only dedicated ConTech event in the region!

Construction Technology Forum Highlights 2018


Ahmed Al Khatib

Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai

Djamil Yahia-Ouahmed

Head of Data & AI, Vinci Construction

Aref Boualwan

Senior Manager, Innovation CCC

Tim Shelton

Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead, Arcadis Middle East

Zhu Jianchao

Vice President & Chief Engineer, China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Peter Jones

Technical Director, Skanska UK

David Wilson

Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel

Shwan Alhashimi

Managing Director, Archiplexus

Will your solutions disrupt the region’s construction market?

Can you help transform the region’s construction industry making it greener, safer and more efficient? Is your advice integral to the successful technology adoption in the market? 

If so, partner with us.


View the full forum agenda with details of all the sessions and all confirmed speakers.

08:50 AM

Opening Remarks By Chairperson

9.00 AM Keynote


  • Ministry of Infrastructure Development (TBC)

09.15 AM Keynote


  • RTA (TBC)

09.30 AM Panel Discussion

Job Site 2050: How Construction Mega trends Will Transform the Industry

This forward-looking session addresses how megatrends such as virtual construction, pre-fabrication, wireless monitoring, big data and robotics could impact the future of construction and considers the technologies required to get there.

Panellists include:

  • Hercu Viljoen, Managing Director – Related Businesses, ALEC Engineering and Contracting
  • Will Cavendish, Global Leader, Digital Services, Arup
  • Chris Seymour, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Middle East
  • David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel
  • Sherief Elabd, Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation,Oracle Construction & Engineering
  • Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020

08:50 AM

Opening Remarks By Chairperson

09.00 AM


09.15 AM

What To Build In? What To Build Out? UAE Reinvents Traditional Construction

See how Dubox are disrupting conventional construction methodologies, challenging existing traditions, improving efficiencies and the quality of the built environment. This session reveals the key things to consider when investing in pre-fab from the offset, when it makes sense and key learnings from the region’s leading modular innovator.

  • Yasser Baaj, Vice President, Dubox


09:35 AM

Technology Disruption in Design & Build Of Modular and Prefabricated Construction

Offsite manufacturing & pre-assembly requires a complete rethink of traditional design and construction delivery processes providing an increased opportunity for technology to automate and standardise hi tech manufacturing techniques to strip out inefficiencies. Our experts review how technology can disrupt the design, planning, building, assembly and monitoring of prefabricated buildings with insights from some of the most automated factories in the world.

Led by:

  • Prakash Senghani, Digital Construction Thought Leader and Evangelist, Aecom

Panellists include:

  • Yasser Baaj, Vice President, Dubox
  • Mike Chihoski, President and CEO - Global Development, Gulf Development International
  • Helmy Tatanaki, Owner, Roken AlKhalig
  • Prakash Senghani, Digital Construction Thought Leader and Evangelist, Aecom
  • Neil Shackleton, Project Director, ALEC Engineering and Contracting

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